Creativation 2019- You Brighten My Day with Therm O Web


Happy Monday, crafty friends! What a beautiful weekend it was here in the Carolinas! The sun came out with temperatures into the 50’s, and the Missy Nik and I were able to spend a lot of time running around in the park with my new little pup buddy, Finley. We ran and played sticks, climbed on the jungle gym and rode down the slides, and met lots of new doggy friends. What a welcome break after the cold of the past several weeks.

Today’s card is one of the projects that I made for the Therm O Web booth at the Creativations show this January, and features our amazing new Deco Flock transfer sheets. Deco Foil Flock Transfer Sheets come in large (6 by 12 inch) velvety transfer sheets, is available in 8 vibrant colors, and eliminates the mess of working with that loose flocking powder of the past. I think you are going to love the soft fuzzy texture it adds to your papercrafting projects.


Just like our Deco Foil transfer sheets, there are several different ways to apply the new flock sheets, including the heat transfer of a laminator machine, or just the use of your regular die cutting machine. I used a stencil and deco foil transfer gel to create the flocked patterned paper strip in the background. Love how the white flock application looks on colored cardstock. And the pretty hello die cut from the sentiment was flocked in the same white transfer sheet using our double-sided adhesive foam. So many uses and ways to use these new sheets!


The stamped sentiment and flower are from the beautiful Graphic Sunflowers Stampn’foil set by Gina K Designs. And I added in some of her heavyweight cardstock and the Decorative Tag die set, too. I’ve got the full step-by-step tutorial for creating this card up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by, friends! Hope you had a wonderful weekend, and here’s to an awesome week ahead!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Wild Dandelion - 10 PackTherm O Web - Stamp n Foil - Clear Acrylic Stamps - Graphic SunflowersTherm O Web - Stamp n Foil - Craft Dies - Graphic SunflowersTherm O Web - Nested Die Sets - Decorative TagTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - 6 x 12 Flock Transfer Sheets - White Latte - 4 PackEcho Park - Good Day Sunshine Collection - 6 x 6 Stencil - Picnic BlanketFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop SentimentEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Wendy Vecchi - Archival Ink Pads - Potting SoilGina K Designs GRASS GREEN Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE13Gina K Designs KRAFT Color Companions Mini Ink Pad CUBE18Therm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 InchesTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - 4 OuncesTherm O Web - iCraft - Purple Tape - Removable - 1.5 Inches x 15 Yards

Cardstock: GinaK Designs Kraft, Ocean Mist; Stampin’Up Close to Cocoa
Die: My Creative Time
Project Life Card
Twine: Stampin’Up

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Tim Holtz Creativation 2019 Blog Hop


Hello, crafty friends! Thanks so much for stopping by, and welcome to the Tim Holtz Creativation 2019 Blog Hop! Today I am joining in with a group of very talented designers to share a closer look at some of the booth projects that were showcased at Creativation in January featuring all the fabulous new products from the Tim Holtz collection.


I had the great pleasure of creating a few projects for the Tim Holtz Sizzix booth, and today I am excited to share my favorites from the show… a set of travel notebook journals made with the new Tiny Travel Globe die set from the upcoming Chapter 2 Sizzix release.


The Tiny Travel Globes are a continuation of the ever popular miniature snowglobe set that Tim released for the holidays this past year, and yes, these images are truly tiny and amazingly detailed. Each icon measures from about .5″ to 1″ in height, and all the little layered details you see here are individual die cuts. But never fear… all the pieces for each image come together on one die for super easy assembly.


There are the most adorable dimensional plastic domes that work with this set to create very lifelike 3D snow globe designs, but I wanted to show how these die cuts could be used in other ways. Each journal I created combines three or more images from the set into little framed travel scenes, perfect for documenting your favorite vacation sights and memories.


These travel notebooks measure about 3.5 “x 5.5”, and come in a pack of six from Amazon, making them super convenient and inexpensive to create in bulk. To add that aged and distressed appearance we all love so well, I started by adding some Distress ink splatters and Ranger black embossing powder to the edges of the journal before going over the cover with sand paper to scuff it up a bit. Next comes a layer of heavyweight cardstock, splattered and stamped in a really cool chevron-style print from the Flurry & Pine (CMS312) stamp set from Stamper’s Anonymous. I changed up the colors of each of the background to add a bit of variety to the set. Love the sort of primary-school color palette I used of red, yellow, green, and blue Distress ink. The backgrounds were then embellished with big chat stickers, and “held” in place with Idea-ology design tape.


The black frames were made by nesting a Stitched Ovals die in the center of a Stitched Rectangle die. I used the Tonic Studios paper distresser tool up scratch up the edges of the frame, and then added a bit of Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink with an ink blending tool. If you look very closely, you may notice some faint images that look like postage marks (Haberdashery CMS105) that I stamped randomly around the frames in Black Soot ink. And for more texture, black embossing powder was dry sprinkled onto the frames and very carefully heat set from the back with my heat tool.


The images for each vignette were all die cut and pieced from sanded Distress Kraft Stock cardstock, and I used additional pieces of the same cardstocks to help build the rest of the scenes. To keep the set uniform, I created sunny blue skies for each setting using Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean Distress inks on watercolor paper, and then layered on the additional detail pieces. Once you get started, it’s really fun to see where your imagination goes.


Each journal is tied closed with twine and fastened in a bow with a Idea-ology Typed Token. To make the tokens look as old as the rest of the journal, I dabbed them with Alcohol inks in Caramel and Rust. White Distress Crayon rubbed into the recesses really helps the lettering stand out. Last detail on each notebook is a destination sentiment strip die cut using the new Alphanumeric Label dies that are also coming out in the upcoming Chapter 2 release.


Thanks so much for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the hop! But before you go, be sure to leave a comment here, and all along the hop, for your chance to win one of three amazing prize giveaways. Please leave comments before February 9th at midnight PST and 3 winners will be announced on February 10th.

The next stop along the hop is Bobbi Smith

And in case you get lost along the way….
CREATIVATIONS 2019 BLOG HOP

Advantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Luxury White - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackB07DGD8WSGStampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Christmas - Cling Mounted Rubber Stamp Set - Flurry and PineTim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps HABERDASHERY CMS105Sizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched OvalsAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Big ChatAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - Typed TokensTim Holtz Idea-ology TRAVEL Design Tape Paperie TH93352Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Fossilized AmberTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Fired BrickRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Stormy SkyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Peeled PaintRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Tumbled GlassRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Ink Pads - Salty OceanTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Marker - Black SootRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Crayons - Set 3Ranger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - BlackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - CaramelRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Adirondack Alcohol Ink - RustTonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Paper DistresserEK Success - Paper Shapers - Slim Profile - Mini Punch Set - 2 Pieces - Corner RounderRanger Ink - Artist Brushes - 7 PackRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Alcohol Ink Mini Applicator Tool

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Sizzix 2019 Chapter 1 Dies- Robotic by Tim Holtz


Hi Friends! I’m starting out 2019 with the worst blogger of the year award. It’s definitely not for lack of fun new projects to share…. but simply because I can’t seem to get near a computer these days. Not with a new little puppy needing and demanding my attention every moment. Just like a newborn baby, it seems.

But of course the big Creativation trade show is coming up this weekend, and that means there are tons of awesome new products coming out on the market right now. Including the new Tim Holtz Chapter 1 dies sets he sneaked on a Facebook Live event this past Friday. If you didn’t catch the news, Sizzix has revamped their releases into four different chapters that will be spread throughout the year. Chapter 1 dies are available right now! And Chapter 2 will be revealed at Creativation this weekend. SO much fun!


Part of the Chapter 1 release is this adorable new robot die set and the cool retro background cutouts you see here, from a set called Retro Repeat. Both of these sets have gone straight to the top of my new list of favorites because there is just so much you can do with these. Those robots are stinkin’ cute, and I love that there are gobs of dies included in the set for customizing your creations. The cover art on the packaging gives you some great ideas for piecing the bots, but really… the sky is the limit with these guys. Once you start assembling the parts, it can be quite hard to stop. 😀

If you caught Tim’s FB Live last week, you’ll have seen the creative possibilities of the Retro Repeat set, too. Like his recently released shifters stencils, these dies are designed to shift up and down, or side to side, to continue the patterns as far as you wish, and you end up with these cool negative die cut panels that make some really unique backgrounds. And the funky patterns pair perfectly with the new robots and atomic elements from the Chapter 1 release.


There are so many awesome new products on the horizon! My wish list is a mile long! How about you all? Have you started your Creativation 2019 must-have lists yet? I’d love to hear what’s on them!

I’m so sorry for my absence in blogland these days! Hope the pup gives me more free time soon, and HOPE to be around to visit, too! Until then, have an amazing week, my friends!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Ranger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Watercolor Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - 10 PackTherm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - MetallicAdvantus - Tim Holtz - Idea-ology Collection - 8 x 8 Kraft Stock - ClassicSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - RoboticSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Retro RepeatSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stitched RectanglesSizzix - Tim Holtz - Alterations Collection - Thinlits Die - Stacked PostageMay Arts NATURAL Twine String BurlapRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Hickory SmokeRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Distress Oxides Ink Pads - Pumice StoneTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Brushed CorduroyRanger Ink - Glossy Accents - Clear Dimensional Embellishment - 2 ouncesRanger Ink - Basics Embossing Powder - Silver

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